1. Anonymous

    December 19, 2005 at 6:10 am

    Thanks for that wonderful entry. I think all who are sartorially minded can relate!-KJW

  2. Jeff

    December 19, 2005 at 12:01 pm


  3. Anonymous

    December 19, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    Well, that’s brightened my day.

  4. M. Bonca

    December 19, 2005 at 9:04 pm

    Wonderful piece. Anyone interested in men’s clothing and the art of dressing well ought to pick up Bruce Boyer’s books “Elegance: A Guide to Quality in Menswear” and “Eminently Suitable,” two of the best books ever written on these subjects. I highly recommend both.

  5. Anonymous

    December 19, 2005 at 10:50 pm

    Wonderful piece! Magic and Mystery… Hmm. One can only imagine what exactly goes on behind the scenes.

  6. RP

    December 20, 2005 at 9:50 am

    That was a beautifully written piece about a process that fascinates me. A total winner. Thanks for posting it and thanks for putting up this lovely website. I will certainly link to it from mine when I get a chance over the weekend (no need to link back, I don’t work that way, I just link to what I like).

  7. PB

    December 21, 2005 at 8:33 am

    A beautiful piece of writing. The language alone makes me want to go to Saville Row to be fitted.

  8. Holly

    December 21, 2005 at 9:06 am

    Everything G. Bruce Boyer writes is delicious. He makes reading about menswear as satisfying as reading a great novel. And he totally knows his field. Has everyone seen his new book–”Fred Astaire Style”? Wonderful.

  9. rnssnc

    April 15, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    i think i saw G. Bruce Boyer today in London, i didn’t confirm with the guy, but i’m 80% sure… just thought i’ll get that off my chest.

    btw, anyone know what the G stands for?

  10. Julia

    July 3, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve read this post many times now, and I think it’s time to say it’s a wonderful piece of writing, and I’d love to see more writing and less images nowadays (4/7/07).

    Just a written thought, of course.

  11. jollyadobo

    February 7, 2008 at 2:40 am

    it’s kind of comforting to hear that even the sartorialist himself gets a bit intimidated sometimes

  12. Nic

    May 30, 2009 at 5:13 am

    If only life was more like a tailor’s shop… where people took their time over decisions, had to wait patiently for the results instead of being instantly gratified, where quality products were skillfully crafted and lasted for many years instead of being disposable, where politeness was an essential part of every experience… the world would be a better place.

  13. Barbie

    November 19, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I got goosebumps reading this! I am a girl who is still learning about menswear. you make it sound magical.

  14. Kelly

    November 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    “it does tend to mutter a bit…”

    What a perfect line.

  15. scott murison

    January 2, 2012 at 5:02 am

    sartorial thought – dressing your mind in such a manner – a beautiful thing

  16. Name*

    May 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm


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